Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:12 am
Upper Essex Street is a few days from welcoming yet another restaurant to its ranks. Char Sue is just a couple days from debut. As previously reported, chef and co-owner Matt Rojas plans to serve a menu of “affordable” Asian food with a “Western twist,” plus craft beers, in a casual environment. Dishes include house […]
Posted March 28, 2016 at 5:00 am
Out goes a sandwich shop, in comes a snack bar. Such is the storyline at 119 Essex Street, a storefront space marked by dormancy the last couple years. Brannon’s previously held down the fort, as it were, for a meager ten months at 119 Essex before folding in August 2014. (No one was ever in […]
Posted August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am
Another potential loss for Essex Street. The writing is on the wall door. Comfort eatery Brannon’s at 119 Essex is now closed for the requisite “renovations.” To those following at home, that excuse oftentimes translates to death watch. The branded social media arm is quiet, and emails to owner Ron Brannon have gone unanswered. Brannon’s opened […]
Posted July 9, 2013 at 5:18 am
Sunflower Video seems like so long ago at this point. The X-rated DVD house, which previously boasted “all kind of rentals,” was aborted in the summer of 2011.
Posted November 19, 2012 at 6:09 am
Smut to sandwiches – that’s the recent retail trajectory of 119 Essex Street.
Posted December 3, 2010 at 6:07 am
Two neighborhood check-cashing stores were recently gobbled up and rolled into larger corporate conglomerates. And with these changes, new in-your-face signage. First up is 115 Essex Street. The former Money Centers is now a superfly Supercash outpost. Together with the neighboring Sunflower Video shop, this piece of Essex is a solid reminder of the old […]
Posted February 11, 2010 at 6:28 am
In a post last week, Jeremiah discussed the trajectory of smut along the Deuce (if it can even be called that anymore). Adult bookshops sprang up in the thirties, and became increasingly more hardcore over the years. As technology changed, so did the industry, and peep shows, video, and DVD shops eventually took control. The […]